Cadillac Ciel Concept

Posted on 04 November 2011 by Tony Santos

Cadillac Ciel Concept

Ciel, a French word which means sky, this is the name of the latest car concept from Cadillac. Ciel concept is a four-seat convertible powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.6L Direct Injection V6 engine coupled with a hybrid system using lithium-ion battery technology.

Ciel concept features French-style doors with rear doors hinged at the rear and it has no B pillar. It also features a polished aluminum windshield frame, shield grille, vertical lighting elements and headlamps and tail lamps made of LED lighting elements.

Its exterior blends seamlessly into the cabin, with the body color rolling over on top of the interior door panels.  Italian Olive wood, machined aluminum and hand-tipped leather are elements that flow through the interior. With a wheelbase of 125 inches, Ciel concept provides generous space for its passengers.

Ciel concept rides on a set of 22-inch, exquisitely finished wheels that feature brushed nickel plating over milled billet aluminum.

Additional interior features include:

  • Simple gauge cluster that doesn’t impede or distract from the outward view.
  • Sloping bolsters on the seats that allow passengers to slide into the seats more comfortably
  • A personal device storage area on the front of the console with inductive charging and Bluetooth connectivity
  • A power-assisted transmission shifter that deploys as soon as the engine is started
  • Lighting in the armrests that combines a natural light well for daytime driving and ambient lighting for nighttime drives
  • Door storage areas that are inspired by premium fashion accessories and open with high-quality zippers
  • Pull-out blankets are available for all three passengers and retract automatically
  • All the seats have heating and cooling features, along with a drawer containing sun lotion, sun glasses and towels, as well as aromatherapy that is controlled from the rear armrest.


Vehicle: Cadillac Ciel concept
Body style / driveline: four-door, four-passenger convertible with longitudinally mounted front engine and all-wheel drive
Wheelbase (in / mm): 125 / 3175
Length (in / mm): 203.7 / 5174
Width (in / mm): 77.5 / 1968
Height (in / mm): 50 / 1270
Engine type: 3.6L V-6 with twin turbochargers; DOHC, continuously variable valve timing and direct injection
(hp / kW):
425 / 317
Torque (lb-ft / Nm): 430 / 583
Transmission: hybrid with low-speed all-electric drive
Front suspension: independent SLA with monotube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Rear suspension: independent multilink with monotube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
Brakes: four-wheel disc with ABS; vented front rotors with six-piston calipers and solid rear rotors with four-piston calipers
Wheel size and type: 22 x 9-inch aluminum with brushed nickel accents
Tire size: 265/35R22

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